Nominations for Center Stage Season 4 are now open for music, dance, and theater ensembles from Egypt, Jordan, and Ukraine to participate in tours to the U.S. Click here for more information.

Nominations for Center Stage Season 4 are now open for music, dance, and theater ensembles from Egypt, Jordan, and Ukraine to participate in tours to the U.S. Click here for more information.

Jagwa Music, Speed, heat, and swagger. Tanzania's 7-piece band bangs out a hard-won celebration as screaming hot as a jet engine | Photo: Werner Graebner

Sounds of Kolachi, 10-piece super group creates a sonic highway from Ragas to the Blues. | Photo: Mohammad Ali, White Star

Sanam Marvi, vocal warrior; the next great diviner of South Asia's humanist, folk, and Sufi texts. | Photo: Kohi Marri

Democratoz, hard grooving reggae, rai & rock from cosmopolitan Oran. | Photo courtesy of Democratoz.

Ifrikya Spirit - tranced out diwan sounds from Algiers | Photo: Chenz Banalioued

Rajab Suleiman & Kithara - a renewed taraab reinvigorates Zanzibar's syncretic signature sound | Photo: Werner Graebner

Istijmam - Gritty, intimate theater confronts the destiny of today's Algeria | Photo: Chris Van Goethem

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September 6, 2016
This is an open call for nominations of music, dance, and theater ensembles from Egypt, Jordan, and Ukraine to participate in tours to the U.S. with Center Stage. Building on the program's success over the past three seasons, Center Stage will invite five ensembles to make individual month-long tours during the period of June to December 2018.

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